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  • Wyvernfan
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    • Oct 2007
    • 5862

    #41
    Well if you like multiples of Spitfires and Buchons then youre in for a treat, but at least it would be nice to see the Fiat and the Beaufighter wheeled outside.
    Im sure seeing the Beau on the flight line at least would cheer many a punter up !
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    • CADman
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2008
      • 661

      #42
      Probably not the place to ask but what had happened to the cr42 since last year's Legends ?

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      • olly_s
        Rank 4 Registered User
        • Aug 2017
        • 191

        #43
        does the beau have wheels attached? pretty certain it was on jacks last time, or just TFC's jack storage is under the beau's wing

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        • 8674planes
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jun 2011
          • 1066

          #44
          The beaufighter does indeed have wheels attached. I understand that the CR42 is still awaiting some components.
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          • Snapper
            "The goatboy done good."
            • Jan 2000
            • 5622

            #45
            Ah yes, the annual classic line up of whining, moaning and complaining. Wouldn't be Legends without it.
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            • J Boyle
              With malice towards none
              • Oct 2004
              • 9761

              #46
              Going by the list in post #25....
              As others have said, not much variety. I count 14 Spitfires, Five Buchons, two Mustangs.
              If it weren't for the DC-3 family (note, to be technical not all DC-3/C-47s are Dakotas) the sole PBY and Blenheim, you'd be hard pressed to know the UK had any multi-engined types in the war.

              Yes, that has much to do about there not being many survivors of multi-engined types, but...
              There really should be a flying Mosquito in the UK by now, and B-25s are certainly common enough (and used in good numbers by the RAF). And it would be nice but g the Beaufighter were flying.
              So it does seem UK warbird operators are a bit Spitfire-centric.



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              • DaveB
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Sep 2003
                • 453

                #47
                Yes... Spitfire-centric. And imagine how much less variety there would be without the efforts of The Fighter Collection. Everything they have in the show, with the exception of the Spitfire V, is unique in the UK. Without TFC the naval section would amount to a couple of Sea Furies.

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                • trumper
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2003
                  • 6695

                  #48
                  I popped into Duxford today,very busy both with practice displays and visitors. .Yes it is very Spitfire heavy ,nothing really from overseas BUT it will still be a fantastic display weekend.I hope the weather holds off for everyone and it is a SAFE display.I guess they can only book what is available ,affordable .I suspect the 5 Buchons will be a highlight.Enjoy it ,show the organisers there is still a love for it and maybe whatever the restrictive reasons are can be worked out for next year

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                  • scotavia
                    scotavia
                    • Nov 2005
                    • 2784

                    #49
                    Polish air force bi plane has arrived.

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                    • Hooligan
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Mar 2017
                      • 464

                      #50
                      I'm giving it a miss this year.I don't want to but I need a bit of financial space. I think it'll be a cracking show and I'll regret not going but I missed 96 (thank God), 2016 and this one. Not a bad batting average.

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                      • Southern Air99
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • May 2015
                        • 546

                        #51
                        This is the first time in about 3/4 years I'm going to miss it, being a student certainly doesn't help fund airshow trips, Shame they don't do student concessions, but they must have reasons.

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                        • TEXANTOMCAT
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Mar 2004
                          • 4635

                          #52
                          Traffic appalling even at this early hour usually breeze in at 0800 but been stationary for 40 minutes!
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                          • Kenbo
                            Professional plot loser..
                            • Nov 2005
                            • 267

                            #53
                            Originally posted by TEXANTOMCAT View Post
                            Traffic appalling even at this early hour usually breeze in at 0800 but been stationary for 40 minutes!
                            I came off the m11 rbt at about 7.55 and took nearly an hour to get through the ticket booths.. Must'nt complain though I'm parked RIGHT next to LWH which is much better than the overflow on the north side...it's a bit of a hike over the bridge if you want anything from the car..
                            This week i av' been mostly eatin' biscuits!

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                            • Rich82
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jun 2005
                              • 230

                              #54
                              Agreed - we're parked by the LWH too.
                              And I have to say, however thin the line up may have looked on paper, the formations here and the way the displays are being flown is making this one of the best Legends I've attended. This is my 20th consecutive year and it's exceptional. The 3 Daks have just displayed in vic formation and everything up to now, more than exciting to watch.

                              Great, great show this year - looking forward to more of the same tomorrow!
                              Last edited by Rich82; 13th July 2019, 15:42.

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                              • iclo
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Feb 2012
                                • 55

                                #55
                                I'm on the way back from my first Legends and It was a splendid airshow. Yes the program was Spitfire and 109 centric, after that it's our decision to attend or not. Nick Grey provided news about the Fiat who still require a prop fix but could be flying next year and a exciting prospect about the mk22 TFC had in storage

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                                • Mayhem Marshy
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2012
                                  • 270

                                  #56
                                  I have to agree, it was a cracker. My only possible criticism would have been that I would have had the silver Boultbee Spitfire somewhere in the middle of the set up, as opposed to being outside the ARCO hangar (missed publicity?) Otherwise, brilliant, in particular a very tight four ship from Ultimate Fighters. Hoping for better weather next time. for those going tomorrow, I hope you have as good a time as I have had today...

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                                  • hampden98
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Sep 2009
                                    • 2542

                                    #57
                                    Originally posted by Mayhem Marshy View Post
                                    I have to agree, it was a cracker. My only possible criticism would have been that I would have had the silver Boultbee Spitfire somewhere in the middle of the set up, as opposed to being outside the ARCO hangar (missed publicity?) Otherwise, brilliant, in particular a very tight four ship from Ultimate Fighters. Hoping for better weather next time. for those going tomorrow, I hope you have as good a time as I have had today...
                                    Glad it was a good day. What sort of weather did you get? I was in Worthing today and it was brilliant sunshine.

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                                    • Mayhem Marshy
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Sep 2012
                                      • 270

                                      #58
                                      just overcast really, a bit drab...

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                                      • hampden98
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Sep 2009
                                        • 2542

                                        #59
                                        Originally posted by Mayhem Marshy View Post
                                        just overcast really, a bit drab...
                                        That's a shame but better than rain.

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                                        • iclo
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Feb 2012
                                          • 55

                                          #60
                                          Weather only restricted the Red Arrows To their flat routine. But the weather was better when the main part of the show started 2 hours later.

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